Tag Archives: Coupes

2019 McLaren 600LT first drive review: Senna alternative

Braking at the same point in turn 1 of Budapest's Hungaroring circuit as when driving the 570S, the 600LT stops well short and then has to be driven to the turn on the throttle. It's not exactly the fastest way around, but I'm keeping my instructor happy with a conservative early-braking approach that still lets the 600LT demonstrate its vast...

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2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ first drive review: The life you save

I didn't kill the little orange traffic cone on purpose, but nor did I have much regret for its demise, which was in the name of science. Or at least, research. Lamborghini requested that I run my first laps in the new track-centric Aventador SVJ (Super Veloce Jota, a name borrowed from its classic Miura) at the Grand Prix circuit in Estoril, Portugal...

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2019 McLaren 600LT first drive review: Senna alternative

Braking at the same point in turn one of Budapest's Hungaroring circuit as when driving the 570S, the 600LT stops well short and then has to be driven to the turn on the throttle. It's not exactly the fastest way around, but I'm keeping my instructor happy with a conservative early-braking approach that still lets the 600LT demonstrate its vast...

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2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition marks end of cult hero

It was in 1938 that the Volkswagen Type 1, more commonly referred to as the Beetle, or “Käfer” in its home market of Germany, first rolled off the line. Eight decades on and the nameplate is still with us, though sadly that won't be the case for long. VW revealed a Beetle Final Edition model on Thursday and announced that the 2019 model...

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Genesis Essentia concept will spawn limited-production halo

The Genesis Essentia concept unveiled at the 2018 New York auto show was meant to usher in the Korean luxury brand's new design language and mark its transition toward electrification. However, the popularity of the design has prompted Genesis management to proceed with a limited production run. That's according to Erwin Raphael, executive director of...

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2019 Lexus RC preview: Sharper look for luxury coupe

The Lexus RC is a worthy option in the entry-level luxury coupe segment. It combines excellent build quality with solid performance, although it isn't quite at the same dynamic level as its German rivals. Following an introduction for 2015, the RC is now at the midway point in its life cycle and has been given an update to keep it looking and feeling fresh...

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2019 Acura NSX: New color, new options, new tire

It took Acura 15 years to bring back the NSX nameplate in 2017, but the Japanese automaker is giving the hybrid supercar an update after just two years. On Thursday Acura revealed the revised 2019 NSX at Monterey Car Week. It will take a keen eye to discern the 2019 NSX from earlier second-generation cars. Exterior changes are limited to body-color trim on...

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Lexus previews next LC Inspiration Series model with Pebble Beach concept

With concept car looks, strong performance, and impeccable build quality, the Lexus LC is one very special car. Still, Lexus has gone out of its way to dial up the wow factor with a series of special editions collectively known as the Inspiration Series. The first was unveiled last October wearing a coat of blue paint that alone took eight months to...

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2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye first drive review: Demon spawn

Horsepower Hill at Club Motorsports is a 14-percent grade at the scenic road course carved into the side of a mountain in Tamworth, New Hampshire. It's a heartbreak climb uphill for most cars, but it's child's play for the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. One big number makes that possible: 797. It is an easy run for this motor...

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